Last week, the Bergen County Prosecutors office announced the arrest of a Bergen County juvenile on a charge of Possession of Child Pornography.

The Prosecutor's office could not release the suspect's age, residence, or gender, according to a spokesperson, since this is a juvenile matter. The juvenile is accused of possessing more than 1,000 files of Child Pornography, as a result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, which resulted in a search warrant being executed on Friday at the suspect's residence.

The investigation revealed that the juvenile used two different electronic devices to view and possess approximately 1,400 digital files depicting nude and/or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children as young as approximately three-years-old.

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The juvenile was taken into protective custody and charged that same day as a juvenile delinquent with one count of Possession Of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 1,000 files, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(B)5(B)ii, a 2nd degree crime.

The juvenile was released into the custody of a guardian and is scheduled for a first appearance in the Chancery Division, Family Court in Hackensack. Acting Prosecutor Calo stated that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until adjudicated beyond a reasonable doubt. Acting Prosecutor Calo thanked the Bergen County law enforcement agencies that participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force for their assistance.

The CCU is comprised of specially trained sworn law enforcement personnel, a civilian agent, and an Assistant Prosecutor who handle the increasingly complicated matrix of technological devices and services and how these things impact criminal investigations.  

TAPinto will continue to follow this case as it unfolds.